Are you like a lot of my clients who feel change needs to be dramatic to get the results you want?
Do you find yourself trying to change too much and then getting discouraged when you don’t see results straight away?
Are you ready to try a different approach and recognise the power of small changes in your life.
During hypnotherapy I regularly use stories and metaphors to help clients find a new perspective and then their own solution.
This example illustrates the differences a small change can make over time.
Back over time, about a hundred years ago, ships would sail regularly from Liverpool, across the Atlantic to New York, taking expectant and excited families to new lives and opportunities.
Once there was a captain who was distracted and happened to change the setting on his ship’s instruments by just a few degrees.
As you know there are 360 degrees in a circle so one or two degrees is such a small change – isn’t it?
However after sailing such a long distance for over three weeks this seemingly very slight change had become dramatically magnified and taken the ship and all those aboard to a completely different destination. Imagine the families’ surprise to find themselves not in grey and drab New York
…………………………………………..but in sunny Buenos Aries instead !!
I wonder if you were committed to making a small change from today onwards whether you can see how your actions could similarly be magnified. Imagine where you would be in a months time, or six months or even a year.
What about taking a moment to listen to your own intuition as to what small change could be beneficial for you.
Perhaps starting to take a walk everyday. ( a study came out only this week showing that a daily walk was far more effective than any other exercise program in being successful in keeping fit and losing weight – it is also so helpful in lifting your mood and more effective at treating mild depression than antidepressants )
Maybe making time to just sit and be mindful for five minutes before you start your day is what you need to deal with the stress that seems to characterise your life at the moment.
I wonder what is coming to mind for you just now. Whatever it is why not make a commitment to try it out.
Why not make that small change for the next month, let go of the need for drama and instantaneous results but instead enjoy the anticipation of your very own metaphorical Buenos Aires carnival that will come in time !